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Jul 22 14

Donaghcloney 2’s beat local rivals Waringstown in league

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Matthew Lyttle, DCC

Matt Lyttle claimed 3 for 25 with the new ball

Donaghcloney took on local rivals Waringstown in a top of the table clash on Saturday 19th July at the Factory Ground. Richard Lyttle won the toss and decided with a long batting line up to have a bat on a very good pitch. However he was dismissed in the 3rd over for only 2 runs to his name. Shane Warren and Alan Harland then saw off the open bowlers with Shane playing some very fluent shots to keep the run rate moving. However when Shane (27) and Alan (4) where dismissed in the same over with the score on 45 it brought two new batsmen of Matthew Lyttle and Gareth Copeland to the crease. Matthew soon had his eye in and dispatched Keith Morrison first 2 overs for 20. This forced Waringstown to spread the field that played right into Donaghcloney hands. The two experienced batters now picked up easy singles and twos in a match winning stand of 117. Gareth Copeland was then caught in the 30th over for 45 and Matthew Lyttle followed soon after for an excellent 74. This brought about a flurry of wickets to fall from Robert Lyttle, Johnny Dowd’s, Johnny Stevenson and Timmy McClure to leave Donaghcloney in a position of not batting the full 40 overs. However Donaghcloney 2XI top run scorer Stephen was still occupying the crease and hit a quick fire 45 off 21 balls to allow Donaghcloney to pass 200 comfortably. A few late blows from William Fisher (14*) meant Donaghcloney finished with an above par score of 249 in 40 overs. Waringstown then got off to a steady but slow start in response thanks to tight bowling from Matthew Lyttle (0-12-5overs) and Jonny Stevenson (0-14-6overs). read more…

Jul 7 14


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As usual Donaghcloney cricket club will be hosting a summer coaching scheme for kids throughout JULY and AUGUST. the details are as follows:

MONDAY and WEDNESDAY 10am-12.30pm is for P2-P7

Batting Basics

MONDAY and WEDNESDAY 2.30pm-4.30pm is for Under 13 and Under 15

Tuesday and Thursday evening children’s coaching will run as usual

THE COST IS £2 for 1st child in family and then £1 thereafter per session

Kids should bring a drink and light snack along with a coat should it rain.

**** please note girls are more than welcome to join for practice sessions.

Jul 6 14

First XI claim another scalp and make it 5 wins from 8.

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Another 50 for Mansing

Donaghcloney traveled to Shaw’s Bridge to play Cooke Collegians in their second meeting in the league this year. Skipper Keith Martin lost the toss as per usual and Cooke elected to bat on what was a great looking track. Cooke were soon in bother. Steven Lecky opened the bowling and with a bit of extra bounce in the track had Cooke on the back foot from the off. He was well backed up by Jonny Stevenson who has found some real form with the ball over the last few weeks. With Lecky’s pace and Stevenson’s swing the home team found it very difficult to score runs. The first breakthrough came in the 7th over when Lecky had J Stinson caught in the 2nd slip by Mansing. Then the next ball L Willmott was caught behind By Keith martin and the home side were 2 down. Not to be outdone Stevenson claimed 2 scalps in the following over, that of opener F Cuttle who lost his leg stump playing around a straight one and then the danger man R Johnson who was caught and bowled without scoring. Cooke were 14 for 4 after 8 overs. Wickets fell steadily and Cooke put up little resistance except with 20 from S Shulka and a flashy 30 from A Brown at the tail of the innings. Wickets were shared between Charlie McCrum, Matthew Lyttle and D Marshall who all had one apiece while S Hanna had 2 victims and Lecky ended up with 3 for 27 in what was an impressive spell of aggressive quick bowling. Cooke finished on a credible 111 when it looked like they would struggle to get into 3 figures. read more…

Jun 15 14

All 3 teams win in a great weekend for DCC

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Mansing gets 56 not out to DCC to beat Victoria

It was a pleasure to host Victoria this weekend for the first time in many years in a league competition. The weather was perfect for cricket and their was sense of anticipation for the local derby. Victoria won the toss and elected to bat. The Donaghcloney opening bowlers of Lecky and Stevenson were soon rewarded for their accurate bowling. Steven Lecky made the initial breakthrough when D Reiman nicking one to keeper K Martin  with the 3rd over of the innings. Lecky claimed 3 more quick wickets and Victoria were 4 down with only 9 runs on the board. Jonny Stevenson was toiling away from the factory end, swinging the ball away from the right hander and past the outside edge on numerous occasions. His first 5 overs went for just 10 runs and kept the pressure on the Victoria batsmen. G McClure who was carrying a hamstring injury dug in and refused to go down without a fight. read more…

Jun 10 14

Midweek Success for 1st and 2nd XI

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Gary Knox, DCC

7 wickets for Gary Knox

The home fixture against Laurelvale was fufilled on Tuesday,Wednesday 3rd and 4th of June. Donaghcloney won the toss and elected to bat on the first evening of the two nighter. Laurelvale were soon on top with the early wickets of Hanna, Derby and Harland all going very cheaply. Mansing and M Lyttle steadied the ship and both batsmen on form punishing the bad ball. Matthew had reached 19 with some ease before being caught out of the bowling of S Hughes. That brought Jonny Dowds to the crease. He and Mansing put on a match winning 145 for the fourth wicket partnership. Mansing was in superb touch and his class was evident. He worked the field pushing singles at will and pounced on anything loose. He reached his first hundred of the season and the delight on his face was clear for all to see. J Dowds played the perfect foil to Mansing. Jonny pushed the ball about the green, rotating the strike and keeping the field guessing. He brought up in his 50 in the last over. With only two boundaries in the innings it as an example of patience and control. Mansing unleashed after reaching his ton hitting two fours and three sixes before being bowled by J Lyttle for a magnificent 132. S Lecky was there at the death with Dowds and he continued his good form with bat finishing on 24 not out. read more…